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Source: Chamber of Deputies of Chile

A new working day, with a view to preparing its final report, developed the commission that analyzes the acts of Government in relation to the generation and application of protocols, policies or actions for the search of minors, lost or missing in the country , from the year 2010.

On this occasion, the parliamentary group received representatives of civil society organizations, who gave an account of the work they do with children in street situations, particularly those who have left their homes or have left the residences of the National Service for Minors (Sename)

In this framework, the need to establish a policy that goes beyond police procedures to find their whereabouts was highlighted, in order to provide the care and support they require so that they can not only reintegrate into the system, but also That, above all, return with their families.

This was stated by José Andrés Murillo, director of the Foundation for Trust, who said that the system is due because “today it is not clear what needs to be done in prevention, early alarms, monitoring, identification of the patterns that end in the escape from a child and then follow-up, so that this is not repeated, so that the child found is not seen as an object, but as a subject that has a history, needs and rights. ”

In this sense, the deputy Marisela Santibáñez (PC) said that it must be defined for what a child is sought, because the objective is to achieve their well-being and not “give them a new opportunity to get lost, to be violated in their rights, sexually abused or beaten “Why are we going to look for them and find them if we are not going to give them those minimum guarantees,” he questioned.

For his part, Deputy Pablo Kast (EVOP) agreed on the need to carry out follow-ups that are effective with these minors, because the problem lies not only in the disappearance, but also in the accompaniment.

“We must take care of children not only when the problem occurs, but throughout its development. We need these to be reinserted into the community, which is a very pending issue, within the framework of a process of violation of rights. We have to worry about the whole spectrum, not only the specific problem, but also how to intervene and what follow-up to do, ”he said.

It should be added that, before the instance, Nathalie Oyarce, director of the Childhood Foundation, who detailed the work carried out by the organization with the children living in the so-called “creeks” in the Metropolitan region, whose accompaniment is complex, due to Your permanent migration.

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